Absorb

All possible synonyms of the word Absorb as well as its hypernyms, hyponyms, antonyms, derivations, entailments, meronyms, pertainyms, domain members, similar words, verb groups, and so on...

Absorb, engross, engage, occupy

Definition

  • consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"

Synonyms

  • absorb
  • engross
  • engage
  • occupy

Hypernyms

  • interest: excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of

Hyponyms

  • involve: occupy or engage the interest of; "His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon"
  • consume: engage fully; "The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy"
  • rivet: hold (someone's attention); "The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists"

Absorb

Definition

  • assimilate or take in; "The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society"

Synonyms

  • absorb

Hypernyms

  • receive, take in, invite: express willingness to have in one's home or environs; "The community warmly received the refugees"

Steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up

Definition

  • devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies"

Synonyms

  • steep
  • immerse
  • engulf
  • plunge
  • engross
  • absorb
  • soak up

Hypernyms

  • concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet: direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

Verb groups

  • plunge, immerse: cause to be immersed; "The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text"

Hyponyms

  • drink in, drink: be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to; "The mother drinks in every word of her son on the stage"

Absorb, take in

Definition

  • suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter"

Synonyms

  • absorb
  • take in

Hyponyms

  • suck, suck in: attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc.; "The current boom in the economy sucked many workers in from abroad"

Absorb

Definition

  • cause to become one with; "The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax"

Synonyms

  • absorb

Hypernyms

  • blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge: mix together different elements; "The colors blend well"

Absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up

Definition

  • take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"

Synonyms

  • absorb
  • suck
  • imbibe
  • soak up
  • sop up
  • suck up
  • draw
  • take in
  • take up

Hyponyms

  • wipe up, mop up, mop: to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop; "Mop the hallway now"; "He mopped her forehead with a towel"
  • blot: dry (ink) with blotting paper
  • sponge up: absorb as if with a sponge; "sponge up the spilled milk on the counter"

Absorb, take over

Definition

  • take up, as of debts or payments; "absorb the costs for something"

Synonyms

  • absorb
  • take over

Hypernyms

  • fund: furnish money for; "The government funds basic research in many areas"

Absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in

Definition

  • take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"

Synonyms

  • absorb
  • assimilate
  • ingest
  • take in

Hypernyms

  • learn, larn, acquire: gain knowledge or skills; "She learned dancing from her sister"; "I learned Sanskrit"; "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"

Hyponyms

  • imbibe: receive into the mind and retain; "Imbibe ethical principles"

Absorb

Definition

  • become imbued; "The liquids, light, and gases absorb"

Synonyms

  • absorb

Hypernyms

  • sorb, take up: take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption

Topic domains

  • chemistry, chemical science: the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Hyponyms

  • reabsorb, resorb: undergo resorption
  • assimilate, imbibe: take (gas, light or heat) into a solution

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